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Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Backlinking Cheat Sheet

August 8th, 2012

USDA ORGANIC logo with the word TRAFFIC addedWelcome to our backlinking cheat sheet.  This is a list of the industry backlinking strategies- the good, the bad and the optimized!  If you like this post make sure to read up on the most effective and holistic backlinking strategies to start your journey into the hard work of backlinking.

As you probably already know, some backlink building strategies are dangerous.  There are black hat SEO methods that can either help your site ranking or kill your chances forever.…

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Friday, Jul. 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

The Holistic Approach To Backlinking

July 27th, 2012

a begger with a sign, 'will work for backlinks'After our 5 part series about optimizing your site for SEO, we got a high demand for more information about backlinking.  We acknowledge why you want to know more about it- backlinks make your site look more popular to people, and therefore also more popular to search engines.  The reason we did not include it in our series is that backlinking is a form of offsite SEO, which should be your last priority when optimizing your site for visitors,…

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Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

SEO Workshop Part 5: Design Tips for Development

June 21st, 2012

Welcome to the 5th installment of our SEO workshop series.  If you missed the first four posts, you can catch up by viewing them here:

SEO is EASYKeywordsKeywords In HeadlinesBody Copy

SEO Design and Development Best Practices

Everyone seems to be going crazy these days about ‘the secrets’ to optimizing their site for search engines.  The good news is, the only real secret is continued hard work and dedication.  The…

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Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

SEO Workshop Part 4: Body Copy

June 19th, 2012
Content For Your Web Pages

Welcome to the forth installment of our SEO workshop series.  Today we will guide you through the world of writing good body copy in order to both satisfy your visitors and the Search Engine Crawlers you are viaing for the attention of.  Before you start working on your body copy make sure your site is first optimized for the human experience, you have your most important keywords in hand, and you have dedicated your…

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Thursday, Jun. 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

SEO Workshop Part 3: Keywords In Headlines

June 14th, 2012

whorl news headline to present an article on creating quality headlines-'ufo lands in suffolk'This is the third part of our series presenting a methodology of how to present content on your site in a way that makes it easier for search engine crawlers to find and index the pages of your site.  You can catch up by first reading about keeping people at the forefront of your mind when working on SEO and then how to figure out which keywords will be most suitable to your landing page.

In this post you’ll discover the…

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Monday, Jun. 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

SEO Workshop Part 2: Keywords

June 11th, 2012
The Keyword Mindset If you missed our first post on how to start working on optimizing your site for search engines, you can catch it here.  It covers the most important part of SEO, optimizing your pages for PEOPLE first.  Today we will briefly touch on how to find what keywords will most effectively speak to your visitors and to search engine crawlers. When you get started on your SEO journey, you will need to identify your keywords.…

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Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

SEO Workshop Part 1: SEO is EASY

June 6th, 2012
Slice of cherry pie-the cherries are the letters S E OWhy SEO?

Here at FutureNow we like to preach Conversion Rate Optimization as the most important step in your marketing strategy. Conversion Rate Optimization is the most important part of your online marketing campaign-thats why we preach it.  We do understand that your site traffic is important too.  We like to think of traffic in different terms though-we prefer to say “the people who visit your site.”  They aren’t cars lined up on the information super…

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Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at 7:30 am

12 Days of Conversions: Day 9-SEO

December 5th, 2011

Christmas Tree with garland that reads SEOPart of your early SEO strategy this holiday was probably to conduct keyword research to find highly searched keyword terms in your industry, with relatively low competition. By driving traffic that is searching for “ornaments” to your site, you’re going to work harder to convert this traffic than let’s say “sardine can Christmas tree ornament” or something of that nature. Are you focusing all of your SEO efforts on driving the traffic for those tough general keyword terms? Or are you…

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Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Not All Optimization Is Equal: Don’t Substitute SEO for CRO

December 29th, 2010

The end is near… of 2010 that is. A New Year is upon us. It has been 9 months since Brendan Regan wrote a post about the overlaps between CRO and SEO, and I propose that we take a moment to re-read that post, one or two others that do a good job of highlighting a key issue, and get things straight in 2011. What I’m talking about here is the basic difference between Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Conversion…

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Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at 11:17 am

Tips and Tricks To Bank Big Bucks This Holiday Season

December 10th, 2010

By looking at the purchasing patterns of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can usually get a pretty good indication of what to expect for the rest of the holidays.

Matt McGee wrote an article telling us that we should expect good things this 2010 holiday season. He mentions Kenshoo’s results from their first Online Holiday Shopping Report. Kenshoo is a digital marketing software provider, used by five out of the top 10 US retailers. This is what was reported:

“Overall, for…

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